Become a Lighthouse mentor - The Lighthouse Project

Deadline: As soon as possible

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Location(s)

  • India
Mumbai

Overview

The Lighthouse Project is a not-for-profit in Mumbai that connects working professionals and college students with children from under resourced communities, through one-on-one mentoring in a safe environment. Mentors spend 4 hours a month over an 8 month period building their aspiration levels, developing their life skills and social skills and exposing them to a world outside of their community.

Details

Our Programme

We piloted our program in 2013 with 30 street children being mentored by 30 Mentors over a span of 8 months. In 2014, we expanded to 100 children and 100 Mentors, working in partnership with Apne Aap Women's Collective that supports girl children in Mumbai's red light district and Akanksha Foundation that works with BMC schools to impart quality education. This year, The Lighthouse Project has grown to involve 500 Mentors and 500 children across 5 locations with our most recent NGO partner, Muktangan that provides child-centred, inclusive English-medium schooling to underprivileged children.

BECOMING A LIGHTHOUSE MENTOR

Mentoring is a simple and powerful tool that expands a child's mind, raises their aspiration levels and perpetuates trusting relationships. We believe that our mentors have as much to learn from the bright and resilient children we work with.

Apply online to become a Lighthouse Mentor. All applicants go through an in person interview, training and orientation session. Selected mentors are paired with a child from our Partner NGOs based on gender, location and interests.

An extensive Lighthouse Activity Bank is provided to help kick start the mentor-mentee relationship. With constant support and guidance provided by the Lighthouse team, mentors forge strong relationships with their mentees. An extensive Lighthouse Activity Bank based on the program focus areas is provided as a resource enabling mentors to customize sessions based on their child's interests and development needs.

 

 

Opportunity is About


Eligibility

Candidates should be from:


Description of Ideal Candidate

Who is a Lighthouse Mentor?

  • Over 18 years old
  • Wants to make a difference
  • Can devote 4 hours a month for 8 months

Dates

Deadline: As soon as possible


Cost/funding for participants

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